Therapists Specializing in Body Image in New York

Body image refers to how you think and feel about your body’s appearance, as well as how you think other people will perceive your body. Body image generally falls somewhere along a continuum, as you can feel different degrees of positivity or negativity towards your body that may change over time.

In reality, bodies come in all shapes and sizes and there is no one ‘normal’ body type. Unfortunately, however, we are exposed regularly to images of a ‘desired’ body type, which can lead to body dissatisfaction. For some, this can cause distress and may lead to various mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia, or eating disorders. Many therapeutic approaches can help develop a more positive body image, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

To find the best approach for your needs, it can be helpful to discuss your options with one of the therapists in New York below who specializes in body image. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Elle  Bernfeld

Elle Bernfeld

Online Sessions, NY

41 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Feeling heard and understood is one of the best parts about going to therapy. As an artist, it is easy to feel misunderstood. Between the people that do not understand your career choices, and the people who do not understand depression and anxiety, it can sometimes feel like no one can ever "get" you at all. My goal is to help artists feel less alone, and to help them be the best versions of themselves possible. I’m a therapist and former performer who understands how difficult it can be to balance the life of an artist with your mental health. I also understand that being an artist is not just what you do, but who you are. Together, we can explore your unique therapeutic needs, to help you manage your mental health, excel creatively, and thrive in your relationships.


Clarity Therapy

Clarity Therapy

Online Sessions, NY

276 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10001

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $250 per session

Clarity Therapy is a modern, values-based psychotherapy practice in the heart of NYC. It’s our mission to make therapy as simple as possible. We believe that therapy should be accessible, collaborative, and enjoyable. We demystify the therapy process so that you can take in the benefits therapy has to offer and feel like yourself again.

We're a group of trained therapists who provide psychotherapy and treatment for a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, and relationship issues. We work with teens, individuals including young adults, couples, families, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and People of Color.

Clarity Therapists help countless New Yorkers reconnect with their passion and purpose. You deserve to find relief, heal past wounds, and connect with someone who supports your growth. The result of gaining clarity is that you feel more confident, inspired, and better equipped to handle life’s ups and downs.


Alexis Bess Kaufman

Alexis Bess Kaufman

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

When is the last time you prioritized your mental health? Wellness is not just yoga and green juice! While these things certainly help, it's important to remember that your mental health is wellness too. During this time of uncertainty, you may feel even more stress or isolation than before. However, it's possible that you already had these feelings, but were just too busy to feel them. Right now, we are being pulled in all directions with new work space challenges (looking at you...22nd zoom call today) along with the added adventure of trying not to knock down the TV during your Warrior 2. Working with a therapist can help you meet your personal goals in your wellness journey!

Therapy is more accessible than ever before! Now accepting new clients for convenient telehealth appointments from the comfort of your own home.


Marc J. Diener

Marc J. Diener

Online Sessions, NY

369 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 - $350 per session

I adopt a nonjudgmental, personalized approach to help you reach your goals. Using a variety of evidence-based techniques, I work with you to understand yourself better, help remove obstacles in your path, and make the changes that are important to you. I have a flexible and warm style, and I look forward to helping you in your journey towards healing and personal growth.


Matt  Zimmerman

Matt Zimmerman

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

We all struggle at some point in our lives with our careers, relationships, family roles, or coping with our past. My goal is to help you process those struggles in a way that helps you have the most meaning, purpose, impact and satisfaction in your life.

I bring cultural, feminist and relational lenses to our work together as we collaboratively come to understand your experiences and make the most of them in your journey. You are the expert of you, and my role is to help you make sense and make use of what we explore in the therapeutic space.

If you are ready to take that next step in therapy, then I look forward to working with you.


Valerie  Oltarsh-McCarthy

Valerie Oltarsh-McCarthy

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 - $300 per session

I strive to create an environment which feels safe and where we are able to understand, relieve and try to improve what is troubling you. Sometimes that means sharing feelings of sorrow, fear, shame, loss or anguish; sometimes it is more thinking aloud and determining a more productive course of action. We will work together so that you feel less alone, more understood and supported in whatever may be troubling you.


Megan Marie Corry

Megan Marie Corry

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

Thank you for taking the time to read about me . I am looking forward to speaking with you more about what is going on with you and what you need and want. I believe a cornerstone to the therapeutic process is trust so your trust in me is crucial . I want our work together to be a safe space for you in a world that does not always feel safe these days. I have to admit that I am not a quiet therapist. My focus is you , your growth, healing and goals but I have a voice and I use it . You have a voice also and I want to hear it . I will encourage you to push into your authentic self and goals . I work to support intentional healing and development. I hope to meet with you soon.


Hannah  Brooks

Hannah Brooks

Online Sessions, NY

27 West 60th Street, New York, NY, 10023

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Life is sometimes not as kind to us as we would like it to be. Whether it be past traumas, relationship issues, depression, or anxiety, you are taking the first step in choosing wellness by seeking therapy. As a therapist, I am here to create a supportive and safe environment for you to share your story and become the best version of yourself. Together we will utilize this space to identify areas in your life that you want to improve, as well as build upon the skills that you already have in your toolbox. My goal as a therapist is to help you discover and build upon your strengths, while helping meet your goals and work through any tough situations that you may be experiencing.

I have specialized in working with adolescents and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, familial stress, and work or school stress. With all clients, I am here to meet you where you are. I utilize evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. Using a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on empowerment, I am here to support you during your self-discovery journey.


Isolde Marie Sundet

Isolde Marie Sundet

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

If you’re here you may be wondering how therapy can be helpful and if I’m the right therapist for you. Thankfully you’ve taken the first step, which is usually the hardest. My primary goal is to create an environment that is accepting, warm and safe, while also challenging you to find new perspectives and likely make some changes in your life. We will work together with the goal of exploring different aspects of your self in order to uncover why you may be feeling stuck or unsatisfied. 

Do you want closeness but have trouble finding the words to ask for it? Are your habits/behaviors getting in the way of your relationships now? Put simply, I help individuals and couples rediscover intimacy and connection. This can include the relationships we have with others but also ourselves--whether you're seeking to better your relationship with your partner or to food and/or sex (and everything in between) I'm here to provide a warm, non-judgmental space that is both accepting and thought provoking.

I believe in therapy being both active and safe which means I will consistently show up for you to help you meet your goals and live the life you want.


Netta  Admoni

Netta Admoni

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

Therapy is a space unlike any other. It is so helpful to have a space where you feel safe, comfortable, and have an opportunity to discuss what is going on with someone unbiased and nonjudgmental. My approach is welcoming, warm, and real. I value the feedback of my clients and my approach is deeply rooted in consent and empowerment.

Now, more than ever, it is important to prioritize your mental health. The worldwide pandemic has isolated people, and therapy is one way to feel more connected and supported. I wish you the best as you continue to find the best therapist for you. If you think we would be a good fit, please reach out.


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